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Can Solar Shade Screening Protect from Skin Cancer?

Do you ever worry about the sun’s harmful UV rays coming through your windows? You’re not alone. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can damage your skin, even through glass. Luckily, there are ways to protect yourself, such as solar screens or sun shades. But how effective are they really? In this article, we’ll explore the efficacy of window screens for UV protection, as well as other tips and tricks for sun safety. So, if you’re concerned about the sun’s rays coming through your windows or into your outdoor living space, read on to find out how you can protect yourself!

Where does skin cancer rank on the list of most fatal types of cancer?

Skin cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer, ranking just behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer in terms of mortality rates. It’s estimated that over 100,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, and nearly 10,000 die from the disease. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it by the age of 70, and it is rapidly becoming a global health concern.

The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common forms of skin cancer. Luckily, they are usually curable if caught early.

What is the most dangerous type of skin cancer?

While much less common, Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer because it has a tendency to spread unnoticed. It can occur on any part of the body, not just areas exposed to the sun. Melanoma can be caused by sunburns, as well as cumulative sun damage from years of exposure. That’s why it’s so important to protect your skin from the sun, even on cloudy days or when you’re indoors.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-exams and annual dermatologist visits for early detection of skin cancer, including melanoma. Sunscreen should be an essential part of your daily routine, and you should look for broad-spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher and UVA and UVB blocking capabilities. Additionally, hats with a three-inch brim or larger and sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays should be worn when outdoors.

Patio and porch screens protection from solar skin damageIn order to reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, it’s important to take sun protection seriously. Covering up with clothing and a wide-brimmed hat, as well as applying sunscreen and wearing sunglasses, are all necessary steps to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s also important to avoid tanning beds and to have regular self-exams and dermatologist visits to check for signs of early skin cancer.

SunScreen® or SunScreen?

When it comes to keeping your skin safe from the sun’s harmful rays, you can’t go wrong with either SunScreen products or regular sunscreen lotions!

SunScreen® and SunTex®, popular brand names of solar shade material from Phifer, offer a great option if you want a long-term solution to greater sun protection. They are designed to block up to 97% of UV rays and are available in a variety of colors, weave designs and sizes to fit your needs. This range of products are designed to help block harmful UV rays while still allowing natural light and ventilation into your home, office or outdoor space. Check out this case study to learn how they worked for a homeowner.

On the other hand, sunscreen lotions are a great option for those looking for a more immediate solution to sun protection. These lotions are designed to provide an immediate barrier against the sun’s UV rays and are available in a variety of SPFs to fit your needs for outdoor activities. Sunscreen lotions should be applied generously and re-applied every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

No matter what you choose, it’s important to remember to always wear sunscreen when outdoors, even on cloudy days. When combined with clothing, hats and sunglasses, regular use of sunscreen can help protect your skin from premature aging, dark spots and skin cancer.

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Article by: Phifer Incorporated